Forgiveness – Continued

When we come to understand that everyone wants the same thing “to be loved”, then their actions take on a new significance.   Understanding someone’s motives allows us to see their actions in a new light, allows us to make a more personal connection to them.  With this thought, I offer you a simple mantra for your meditation that may assist you to see someone who has hurt you, and their actions in a new way.  It also allows you to forgive yourself for your contribution to the situation.

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Begin by repeating the phrases:

“May I be free from danger.  May I have mental happiness.  May I have physical happiness. May I have ease of well-being.”  Repeat this as many times as you feel is necessary to begin to develop a sense of lovingkindness toward yourself.  It may takes a many meditations, or it may take only a few.

Once you have developed a sense of Lovingkindness toward yourself, the next step to do develop a sense of Lovingkindness toward someone for whom you have neutral feelings.  This could be the person behind the counter at the bakery, etc.  So for the next set of meditations, I encourage you to use the mantra of:

“May you be free of danger.  May you have mental happiness.  May you have physical happiness.  May you have ease of well-being.”  And as before repeat it several times in each meditation over the next few days.

Next, we are going to foster a sense of Lovingkindness toward those who have hurt us, either intentionally or unintentionally.  As before, use the following mantra during your next set of meditations over the new few days.

“May all those who have hurt me intentionally or unintentionally be free of danger.  May all those who have hurt me intentionally or unintentionally have mental happiness. May all those who have hurt me intentionally or unintentionally have physical happiness.  May all those who have hurt me intentionally or unintentionally have ease of well-being.”

Lastly, use the mantra, “Just as I want to be loved, may all beings be loved; just as I want to be at peace, may all beings be at peace; just as I want to be free of pain, may all beings be free of pain; just as I want to be happy, may all beings be happy.”  You get the picture, you are now offering lovingkindness to all beings, those you know and those you have yet to meet, or may never meet.  Feel free to subsitute your own words.

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